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How many women have had this procedure done and have had no horrible symptoms?


I've read online the horrible affects if can have on women. Anyone who has suffered because of this? Anyone have any good stories?

by on Oct. 11, 2013 at 10:30 PM
Replies (41-49):
btamilee
by Silver Member on Oct. 12, 2013 at 9:02 PM

Quoting famiglia_bella:

Doesn't make a difference, I had mine done directly after a c-section.  I'm a member a several support groups and several of the ladies are working with a handful of open-minded medical professionals to find a common thread.  So far, nothing.


Quoting TAKate:


Quoting turtle68:

Ive never known anyone with problems.  I had one and never experienced anything.  I did have it at the same time as my c-section so that may make a difference?

S'far as I know, no. But then again, I have NO idea. =/




I had had it done right after my C section. NO problems at all and no regrets.
TimetoMomUp
by Runt on Oct. 12, 2013 at 9:03 PM

I have never heard of side effects outside of probably during surgery.  I had it done for personal reason but have had no side effects outside of being sad that I can no longer have children. 

kidlover2
by Bronze Member on Oct. 12, 2013 at 9:29 PM
I had it done in August. So far no problems. My only complaint is my surgeon was an idiot and turned a simple surgery in to a painful and complicated recovery
famiglia_bella
by on Oct. 13, 2013 at 1:42 AM

It seems like it has to be a hormonal issue but most docs don't think that the tubal procedure has an effect on the ovaries.  Glad you got it out!


Quoting smalltowngal:

A lot of those are similar to the symptoms I had with the Mirena. It took a long time for me to get my doctor to take it out and he still doesn't believe that was what was causing a lot of my problems. :(

Quoting famiglia_bella:

It started out with extreme fatigue and weight gain and severe bloat.  I had always been thin and after about 10 months, I packed on 70lbs.  I got hot flashes and night sweats and panic attacks.  I lost the weight as fast as it came on.  Then I kept having pains in my abdomen.  When they brought me to my knees and I was sure my kidneys were giving out, my doc ordered several tests.  I was full of ovarian and uterine cysts, I had never had one before, and one ruptured.  Some of the cysts were 5cm, which is big in my narrow frame.  My abdomen stayed full of fluid and blood for weeks, with spasms and cramps.  Most awful pain I've ever experienced.  The anxiety stabilized with some natural meds and I'm medication free currently.  I still have terrible pain from the cysts and have had more than one rupture.  My hair is falling out and I still suffer the hot flashes and night sweats.

The list of symptoms is ridiculously long and covers just about every condition you could think of.  Many of us are misdiagnosed several times.  I certainly was.  Not every doc considers PTLS (post tubal ligation syndrome) a legit illness, though it has been recognized in a few medical journals.


Quoting Sisteract:


Quoting famiglia_bella:

I had it done nearly 12 years ago.  Been damn near miserable or miserable ever since.  My mom and cousin had it done and never had an issue.

May I ask what are your symptoms? 







famiglia_bella
by on Oct. 13, 2013 at 1:46 AM

I can't answer that definitively.  Doctors don't know why some women have issues and others don't.  I do know that I have a floating ovary and experience menopausal symptoms as early as my late 20s.  My guess is that cutting the tube does something to my ovaries (hormonal), and the aggressiveness of the procedure caused adhesions which cause me pain, my tubes were cut, tied, and then burned.  But some ladies have all the symptoms I do and they only had clips in place.  I have always been healthy, never had any chronic condition, never on any meds regularly, and even now, I'm healthy on paper.  


Quoting Luvnlogic:

What about the tubal ligation procedure would cause your symptoms?

Quoting famiglia_bella:

A lot of women in my support groups did ablation first too.  But it's been going on so long and I'm thisclose to 40, I just want to be done with it.  I'm scared of both options, I just can't keep dealing with the off and on pain.  I'm really healthy other than this and it interferes with life.



Quoting lovinmykiddo07:

I had an ablation and it was wonderful. I haven't had a period in over a year. But I have endo and the wonderfulness was short lived. I have a hysterectomy scheduled at the end of the month.



Quoting famiglia_bella:

I'm leaning towards a hysterectomy myself.  May I ask how old you were when you had it done?




Quoting LauraKW:

I had horrible side effects. About 4 years later I had to have an ablation - next step was a hysterectomy - and that solved 99% of the issues. Plus, no more periods. All good.










jaccib88
by Member on Oct. 13, 2013 at 1:54 AM
The last specialist I saw said that he thought it was a malfunction with my pituitary gland, which controls progesterone and the ludenizing hormone that basically tell the ovaries what to do. He started me back on birth control pills to try to get my pituitary back on track but I'm waiting for whatever excuse for a cycle comes next before I can start them so idk. Your hormone problem without the ovaries comment made me think of that.


Quoting famiglia_bella:

It seems like it has to be a hormonal issue but most docs don't think that the tubal procedure has an effect on the ovaries.  Glad you got it out!



Quoting smalltowngal:

A lot of those are similar to the symptoms I had with the Mirena. It took a long time for me to get my doctor to take it out and he still doesn't believe that was what was causing a lot of my problems. :(


Quoting famiglia_bella:

It started out with extreme fatigue and weight gain and severe bloat.  I had always been thin and after about 10 months, I packed on 70lbs.  I got hot flashes and night sweats and panic attacks.  I lost the weight as fast as it came on.  Then I kept having pains in my abdomen.  When they brought me to my knees and I was sure my kidneys were giving out, my doc ordered several tests.  I was full of ovarian and uterine cysts, I had never had one before, and one ruptured.  Some of the cysts were 5cm, which is big in my narrow frame.  My abdomen stayed full of fluid and blood for weeks, with spasms and cramps.  Most awful pain I've ever experienced.  The anxiety stabilized with some natural meds and I'm medication free currently.  I still have terrible pain from the cysts and have had more than one rupture.  My hair is falling out and I still suffer the hot flashes and night sweats.

The list of symptoms is ridiculously long and covers just about every condition you could think of.  Many of us are misdiagnosed several times.  I certainly was.  Not every doc considers PTLS (post tubal ligation syndrome) a legit illness, though it has been recognized in a few medical journals.



Quoting Sisteract:


Quoting famiglia_bella:

I had it done nearly 12 years ago.  Been damn near miserable or miserable ever since.  My mom and cousin had it done and never had an issue.

May I ask what are your symptoms? 











reindeer-c
by Member on Oct. 13, 2013 at 4:01 AM

My periods are heavier since mine was done in 2007.

Euphoric
by Bazinga! on Oct. 13, 2013 at 10:41 AM

 I had one after my c-section. No side effects.

romalove
by Roma on Oct. 13, 2013 at 10:46 AM


Quoting D-Town:

I had one and the only side effect is my periods are heavier. Otherwise I'm glad I had it done

This was what happened to my mother when she had it done.  She complained so badly for so long that I refused to do it, and had my husband do a vasectomy instead after our third child.

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